- not shaped or definitely formed; shapeless; formless; indefinite.
- not shapely; unpleasing in shape; ill-formed.
- misshapen or deformed.
Origin of unshapen
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for unshapen
Such a desire was the mother of monstrous and unshapen things.The Creators
Sometimes, however, his thoughts are unshapen, and as it were rough-hewn and rugged.On the Sublime
They were rough and unshapen externally, as when hewn down in their native forest, and appeared to have been split open.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
He had only his unshapen dreams that battled with him in dark places, the unborn that struggled in his brain for birth.A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays
It cannot be denied that he leaves imbedded in his fabric lumps of unshapen material, which mar the symmetry of his art.The Works of Lord Byron
- having no definite shape; shapeless
- deformed; misshapen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012